Job Details

Project Manager


Department:                                 Research management                  

Reports to:                                   Head of Research management

Hours:                                           37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday 



To provide project management support for early stage pipeline programmes.



  • Coordinate the delivery of the early stage pipeline programs
  • Work with Program leads to ensure effective progression, governance, communication, planning of each of the programs in the early phase pipeline (from target identification to molecule optimisation for manufacturing)
  • Ensure program team and governance meetings are run efficiently, including their organisation, recording, action tracking and completion.
  • Develop structured plans with timelines and resource requirements and use to forecast areas of potential delays/issues/ operational needs within the early stage portfolio.
  • Support appropriate and timely communication of pipeline project progress and timelines to key stakeholder groups including senior management, research leaders, program teams (internal and partner) and internal communication
  • Actively monitor and update pipeline program stakeholder registers and ensure appropriate inclusion for communications and pipeline meetings
  • Provide administrative support for internal research and partner programs (e.g. data transfer, database and project folder access,).
  • Support the transfer of early phase programs to development by ensuring the transfer of information to the development program lead / team.
  • Support proactive risk management across early stage pipeline programs
  • Ensure internal alignment of key scientific messages ahead of external (partner) communications (ad hoc, JPTs etc.).
  • Liaise with external (partner) stakeholders to ensure documentation of decisions/actions
  • Identify and aid implementation of opportunities to improve efficiency at both the individual project and portfolio level, in areas including scheduling, collaboration, data management, logistics and reporting
  • Be part of the team that owns, champions, defines and improves our project and portfolio management process



 Experience & knowledge


  • Project or Product management experience preferably in the Biotech industry, working on complex projects.
  • Demonstrable expertise in project management tools and methodologies
  • Ability to build great relationships with key stakeholders and user groups and work with them to understand the scientific, clinical and operational problems that need solving.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organisational, communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Highly proactive in identifying risks, raising issues, and identifying solutions within the project and predict where opportunities for improving processes may arise in the future
  • Exceptional relationship building skills to quickly understand the needs of all internal and external teams and collaborators
  • Delivery-focused mindset, capable of scaling at pace, taking operational and practical ownership of projects
  • Strong track record in a relevant scientific discipline


  • Formal project management training


Closing Date: 13th June 2020


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